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  • After Duo Created CIA Torture Methods, Did World’s Largest Group of Psychologists Enable Abuses? 1216_seg1_torture
    As a psychologist identified as the "architect" of the CIA’s torture program admits he personally waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, we look at allegations that the American Psychological Association — the largest association of psychologists in the world — secretly colluded with U.S. abuses....
    December 16, 2014 | Story
  • "Psychological Torture is Enshrined in U.S. Law": Complicity in Abuses Began Long Before Bush 1216_seg2_whitehouse
    As President Obama continues to reject a criminal probe of torture in the George W. Bush administration, former Vice President Dick Cheney has said he has no regrets about the torture of foreign prisoners, including innocent people. Speaking to NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Cheney said, "I’d do it again in...
    December 16, 2014 | Story
  • Alfred McCoy: "Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation" (Pt. 2)

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    In this online exclusive, we continue our discussion with University of Wisconsin professor Alfred McCoy on U.S. torture policy, the Obama administration’s refusal to prosecute war crimes, and new revelations that waterboarding was used more often than the government ever acknowledged. [includes rush transcript]
    September 21, 2012 | Blog Post
  • As Italy Sentences 23 CIA Agents in Rendition Case, Obama Refuses to Prosecute Anyone for Torture Torture_and_impunity
    Italy’s high court has upheld the sentences of 23 CIA operatives convicted of kidnapping a Muslim cleric under the U.S. program of "extraordinary rendition." The cleric, Abu Omar, was seized from the streets of Milan in 2003 and taken to U.S. bases in Italy and Germany before being sent to Egypt, where he was...
    September 21, 2012 | Story
  • Historian Alfred McCoy: Obama Reluctance on Bush Prosecutions Affirms Culture of Impunity Protestweb
    This week, President Obama said waterboarding is torture but gave no indication he is planning to hold anyone accountable for authorizing it. We speak with University of Wisconsin professor, Alfred McCoy, author of A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror. [includes rush transcript]
    May 01, 2009 | Story
  • Professor McCoy Exposes the History of CIA Interrogation, From the Cold War to the War on Terror Mccoya
    We now take a look at what lies behind the shocking images of torture at Abu Ghraib prison by turning to the history of the CIA and torture techniques. Professor Alfred McCoy talks about his book "A Question of Torture", a startling expose of the CIA development of psychological torture from the Cold War to Abu Ghraib. CIA mercenaries attempted to assassinate McCoy more than 30 years...
    February 17, 2006 | Story
  • The CIA and the Global Drug Trade
    Last year’s revelations in the San Jose Mercury News about the role of the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contra rebels in California’s crack- cocaine trade in the 1980s highlighted the CIA’s relations with illegal narcotic traffickers. But CIA alliances with international narcotics traffickers is nothing new. Professor Alfred McCoy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison argues in his...
    February 05, 1997 | Story